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The Devil’s Due

Doing the right thing ain’t cheap…not when you’ve got to pay the devil’s due.
After a lab explosion leaves him changed forever, wanted fugitive Jack Carson knows only one thing for certain; he’s just one wrong move away from a fate worse than death. Struggling to make sense of life on the run, Jack assumes that middle-of-nowhere, Iowa would be the safest place to lay low. But small towns can hide big secrets.
When a free drink and a misguided act of chivalry blows the town’s sleepy veneer straight to hell, Jack is left to deal with the mess. Blackmailed into criminal service by a backwoods gangster with delusions of grandeur, Carson finds himself faced with the ultimate choice…save the town or save his own skin.
Can Jack use his otherworldly powers to rescue the town’s beautiful bar owner and bring the small town mob to their knees? Or will a pair of ambitious federal agents find him before he has the chance?
The Devil’s Due is a heart-pounding new thriller. If you like edge of your seat thrills, harrowing suspense, and nonstop action then you will love this new installment from CM Raymond and LE Barbant—The Devil’s Due!
Note: The Devil’s Due is a novella with 34,000 words (approx. 115 pages) of action.

The Debt System

For as long as there have been rich nations and poor nations, debt has been a powerful force for maintaining the unequal relations between them. Treated as sacrosanct, immutable, and eternally binding, it has become the yoke of choice for imperial powers in the post-colonial world to enforce their subservience over the global south. In this ground-breaking history, renowned economist Éric Toussaint argues for a radical reversal of this balance of accounts through the repudiation of sovereign debt.
**Éric Toussaint** , Senior Lecturer at the University of Liège, is President of Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debts, Belgium. He is the co-author of Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank, Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers.

The Deal

Stuck in a dream from which he cannot wake, Adrian Ward has to learn to live with the fact that he made a deal with the Devil. Sure, he did it with good intentions and saved his dying father. But his intentions mean very little on the face of killing an innocent girl. The Devil doesn’t ask; he simply takes. And Adrian can do nothing but give.
A year into the nightmare and the girl Adrian is supposed to kill gives him the strength he needs to send the Devil to…well, to hell. Unfortunately, he won’t go down without a fight.
Eae Morningstar has been on Earth for thousands of years doing the job that was appointed to him on the day his brother got kicked out of Heaven: release souls from the Devil’s possession. But Eae cannot do his job properly without a human to help him. Such a human, one strong enough to break out of a deal with the Devil all by himself, is very hard to find.
Now, after a century of searching for a human helper and failing miserably, Eae’s fate might finally smile upon him.

The Dead Seekers

In the New York Times bestselling Noble Dead saga, Barb and J.C. Hendee created an engrossing mix of “intrigue, epic fantasy, and horror.”* Now, they present a bold new series set in the same world, where the destinies of two hunters shaped by the shadows of their pasts are about to collide…

In the dark reaches of the eastern continent, Tris Vishal travels from village to village, using his power to put unsettled spirits to rest. He works alone, having learned that letting people close only leads to more death. Still, he finds himself accepting the help of the Móndyalítko woman who saves his life—a woman whose gifts are as much a burden as his own.

Mari Kaleja thirsted for vengeance since the night her family was taken from her. She has searched far and wide for the one she thinks responsible, known only as “The Dead’s Man.” But before she can kill him, she has to be sure. Mari hopes traveling with Tris will confirm her…

The Dead Lie Down

A breathtaking novel of psychological suspense from the author of “Little Face” and “The Wrong Mother”
Featuring the return of Sergeant Charlotte “Charlie” Zailer and DC Simon Waterhouse, “The Dead Lie Down” is another sophisticated, addictive read from the new mistress of the page-turner.
Ruth Bussey once did something wrong-horribly wrong-and was nearly destroyed by her punishment. Now, she has tentatively rebuilt her life and unexpectedly found love with a man named Aidan Seed. But Aidan also has a secret-he killed someone years ago, a woman named Mary Trelease. Ruth’s horror turns to confusion when she realizes that she knows Mary Trelease, and Mary is very much alive.

The Darkest Minds

The first book in the heart-stopping The Darkest Minds trilogy, by New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, for fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games. Now a major motion picture from the producers of Stranger Things and Arrival. Ruby is sixteen. She is dangerous. And she is alive. For now. A mysterious disease has killed most of America’s children. Ruby might have survived, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse than a virus: frightening abilities they cannot control. Pressured by the government, Ruby’s parents sent her to Thurmond, a brutal state ‘rehabilitation camp’, where she has learned to fear and suppress her new power. But what if mastering it is a whole generation’s only chance for survival? ‘A riveting emotional read that kept me on the edge.’ – Melissa Marr, author of Wicked Lovely Alexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, Wayfarer and The Darkest Mindsseries. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken. The Hunger Games’s Amandla Stenberg and Game of Thrones’s Gwendoline Christie star in the riveting film adaptation – out now!

The Dark Talent

**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s *Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians* series comes to an electrifying conclusion… **
**… and it’s about time if you ask me.**
By “me” I of course mean me, Alcatraz Smedry. This is the last chapter of my autobiography, and was the hardest one for me to write. Because, in it – I’m not a hero. In fact, I’m the one who screwed everything up for everyone else.
First off, my Talent for breaking things got a little out of hand, and I ended up destroying everyone else’s Talents. As in “anyone who was born with a Talent no longer has a Talent and might never get their Talent back” – and all because of a Talent of mine which I no longer have. Got it?
Even worse, my best friend Bastille (she’s a girl, and a friend, but not really my girlfriend… I think?) was put in a coma by those Librarian slugs. So I owed them one for that.
And worse than worse, I needed to enter the heart of Librarian power – the dreaded Highbrary – if I was ever going to bring Bastille back to life and stop my know-it-all hotshot renegade father from unleashing chaos all over the world just because he thinks it’s the right thing to do.
I wasn’t sure I would make it out in one piece. Or two pieces. Or even ten pieces, considering how ticked off the Librarians were with me.
So if you’re willing to read about a world full of deadly dangers and fearsome foes unlike anything you’ve read before, turn the page. After all, I made it out alive…
Though someone very close to me didn’t.
**Praise for the Alcatraz series:**
“Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one (and then revved up on steroids).” – *Publishers Weekly* (Starred Review)
“An excellent choice to read aloud to the whole family.” – *NPR*
“Those who enjoy their fantasy with a healthy dose of slapstick humor will be delighted.” – *School Library Journal*
“Genuinely funny…plenty here to enjoy.” – *Locus*
“In this original, hysterical homage to fantasy literature, Sanderson’s first novel for youth recalls the best in Artemis Fowl and A Series of Unfortunate Events.” – *VOYA*

The Dark Side of Google

In The Dark Side of Google Italian writers’ collective Ippolita provides a thorough, fresh analysis of what is behind the universe of Google and the metadata industry. In recent years Google has established itself as a major point of Internet access. We have progressively adapted to its sober, reassuring interface and its advertisements (discretely off to the side, yet always present). We have adopted its services and the habit of using it to the degree that ‘googling’ has become a form of behavior: ‘If you don’t know what it is, Google it!’
Google shows mastery in taking advantage of our need for simplicity. We sit in front of a colossus, an incredibly pervasive system of managing knowledge, comprising aggressive marketing and shrewd management of its own image, and the propagation of highly configurable interfaces that are still implacably recognizable. What is more, Google co-opts methods for developing Free Software, the use of futuristic systems for gathering and storing data. What lies behind the most consulted search engine in the world?
First published in Italian, 2007.
English edition revised and updated, August 2013.

The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection

Turn-of-the-century Paris was the beating heart of a rapidly changing world. Painters, scientists, revolutionaries, poets–all were there. But so, too, were the shadows: Paris was a violent, criminal place, its sinister alleyways the haunts of Apache gangsters and its cafes the gathering places of murderous anarchists. In 1911, it fell victim to perhaps the greatest theft of all time–the taking of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Immediately, Alphonse Bertillon, a detective world-renowned for pioneering crime-scene investigation techniques, was called upon to solve the crime. And quickly the Paris police had a suspect: a young Spanish artist named Pablo Picasso….

The Complete Guide to Drones Extended 2nd Edition

If you think you need a boarding pass to fly, you’re really missing out… Today, drones are everywhere. From film studios to farms, they’re in the hands of photographers, commercial surveyors and racers alike. This fully illustrated book explains how drones developed, where they’re going and which one you should choose. It even includes complete instructions to build both a simple drone and a super-fast FPV racer yourself. Whether you’re flying indoors or out, buying or building, this book covers everything: ¦ Understand the Jargon Flying has a lot of unfamiliar terminology, but this book will make it easy to master. ¦ Business or Pleasure Every type of multicopter you might want is introduced, including explanations of which is best suited for what role. ¦ Get the Best Pictures This edition includes an extended guide to the tech and composition tricks you can use to make your pictures stand out of the pack. ¦ Get the Best Video A new shot-guide shows you how to get the most engaging aerial video, whatever your drone. ¦ Be a Winning FPV Racer There are two complete step-by-step instructions for building your own drones inside: an FPV racer, or a surprisingly cheap wooden drone – both great projects. Following the worldwide success of the first edition, which has been translated into numerous languages, this second edition is not only fully updated to keep pace with the laws and technology, but also extended to thoroughly cover the fast-growing new sport of FPV drone racing, while still including a comprehensive guide to learning to fly any drone.

The Claus Effect

**It’s the 1990s. The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is down for the count—and the Free World is getting ready for its first nuclear-free Christmas in decades. Only one thing in the world can ruin it.**
**Santa Claus.**
Who can forget the horrifying events of “The Toy Mill” (Nickle & Schroeder’s 1993 Aurora-Award-winning story), in which a malevolent, post-industrial-revolution Santa Claus granted Emily, a little girl, a Christmas wish—and her desire to be a Christmas Elf nearly destroyed the world? It’s eight years later, and Christmas should be a joyful time—shouldn’t it? Not with Santa on the loose! Events propel the now-teenaged Emily and West Point Cadet Neil Nyman on a breakneck journey through suburban shopping malls, Ontario cottage country, and the frigid northern wastes of the former Soviet Union—battling displaced Cossacks, blue-blooded cottagers and homicidal, downsized elves along the way. Finally, they must face down the terrifying truth: about Christmas, the New World Order—and *The Claus Effect*.
**Never before available as an ebook, and now with a previously unpublished epilogue added!**

The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019

**The ultimate, comprehensive guide to country-by-country statistics around the world.**
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, ***The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019*** offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2018.
For each country, ***The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019*** includes:
* Detailed maps with new geopolitical data
* Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure
* New data on military expenditures and capabilities
* Information on each country’s climate and natural hazards
* Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation
* Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure

Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world. **
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**The ultimate, comprehensive guide to country-by-country statistics around the world.**
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, ***The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019*** offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2018.
For each country, ***The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019*** includes:
* Detailed maps with new geopolitical data
* Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure
* New data on military expenditures and capabilities
* Information on each country’s climate and natural hazards
* Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation
* Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure

Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.
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The **Central Intelligence Agency** is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. The CIA is separated into four basic components: the National Clandestine Service, the Directorate of Intelligence, the Directorate of Science & Technology, and the Directorate of Support. They carry out “the intelligence cycle,” the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US governmental officials. They are located in Langley, Virginia.

The Chieftain

George Clarke joined the Metropolitan Police in 1841. Though a “slow starter,” his career took off when he was transferred to the small team of detectives at Scotland Yard in 1862, where he became known as “The Chieftain.” This book paints the most detailed picture yet published of detective work in mid-Victorian Britain, covering “murders most foul,” “slums and Society,” the emergence of terrorism related to Ireland, and Victorian frauds. One particular fraudster, Harry Benson, was to contribute to the end of Clarke’s career and lead to the first major Metropolitan Police corruption trial in 1877. This fascinating book uses widespread sources of information, including many of Clarke’s own case reports.

The Castle Doctrine

“Out of prison and back on the streets, Daniel Faust returns home to a city on fire. The Chicago mob is making their play for control of Las Vegas, with an army of gunmen and a lethal shapeshifter on their side, while Daniel’s friend Jennifer marshals the forces of the Vegas underworld. Staying on the sidelines isn’t an option, especially when a Metro detective orders him to get the war under control – and if he can’t, he’ll expose Daniel’s secrets to the FBI. It’s a bad time for ghosts of the past to come calling, but Damien Ecko is on his way with a hit list and a legion of walking corpses. Marked for death by the courts of hell, the mad necromancer plans on making sure that everyone who framed him, Daniel first and foremost, dies along with him. Hunted by the living and the dead, pushed to his limits, Daniel will have to be smarter, faster, and more ruthless than he’s ever been. He’ll need to call upon new, dark powers, and darker allies. His enemies thought they took everything he had. They couldn’t take his hunger. When this war is over, Daniel Faust will rise like a phoenix … or go down in flames.” ~ back cover.

The Boy With the Topknot

**NOW A BBC DRAMA** ***The Boy With the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton* is a hilarious and heart-rending tale of what it is like to grow up different in modern Britain.** ” *It’s 1979, I’m three years old, and like all breakfast times during my youth it begins with Mum combing* *my hair, a ritual for which I have to sit down on the second-hand, floral-patterned settee, and lean forward, like I’m presenting myself for execution.* ” For Sathnam Sanghera, growing up in Wolverhampton in the eighties was a confusing business. On the one hand, these were the heady days of George Michael mix-tapes, Dallas on TV and, if he was lucky, the occasional Bounty Bar. On the other, there was his wardrobe of tartan smocks, his 30p-an-hour job at the local sewing factory and the ongoing challenge of how to tie the perfect top-knot.
And then there was his family, whose strange and often difficult behaviour he took for granted until, at the age of twenty-four, Sathnam made a discovery that changed everything he ever thought he knew about them. Equipped with breathtaking courage and a glorious sense of humour, he embarks on a journey into their extraordinary past – from his father’s harsh life in rural Punjab to the steps of the Wolverhampton Tourist Office – trying to make sense of a life lived among secrets. Praise for *The Boy with the Topknot:* ‘I absolutely loved it. **Heartbreaking and wonderful**. He writes beautifully’ Maggie O’Farrell **’Could not be more enjoyable, engaging or moving** ‘ *Observer* ‘Tragic, funny and disturbing. **It will challenge you, and may even change you** ‘ Carole Angier, *Independent* Sathnam Sanghera was born in 1976. He is an award-winning journalist who was previously chief feature writer at *The Financial Times* and now works for *The Times*. He lives in London. **Published in hardback as *If You Don’t Know Me by Now** *

The Book of the Moon

Have you ever wondered if there are seasons on the moon or if space tourism will ever become commonplace? So has Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock. In fact, she earned her nickname “Lunatic” because of her deep fascination for all things lunar. In her lucidly written, comprehensive guide to the moon, Aderin-Pocock takes readers on a journey to our closest celestial neighbor, exploring folklore, facts, and future plans.

She begins with the basics, unpacking everything from the moon’s topography and composition to its formation and orbit around the Earth. She travels back in time to track humanity’s relationship with the moon — beliefs held by ancient civilizations, the technology that allowed for the first moon landing, a brief history of moongazing, and how the moon has influenced culture throughout the years — and then to the future, analyzing the pros and cons of continued space travel and exploration. Throughout the book are sidebars, graphs, and charts to enhance the…